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Schweizer LNS-1

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Development

Entwicklung

The Schweizer SGS 2-8 is a United States two-seat, low-wing, training glider built by Schweizer Aircraft of Elmira, New York.

in 1941 the Army tested the Schweizer SGS 2-8 all-metall sailplane. In 1942 the Navy ordered 13 as LNS-1 for the US Marines glider training programme at Cherry Point NC.

 

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Variants

Versionen

  LNS-1

Navy version of the USAAF TG-2

LNS-1

Marineversion der USAAF TG-2

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Operational history

Einsatzgeschichte

 

Used only in VML-711 MCRD Parris Island SC

Im Einsatz nur bei der VML-711 MCRD Parris Island SC

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Drawings

Zeichnungen

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Specifications

Technische Daten

Specifications

Mk. II

Wingspan

Spannweite

18.84 m

Length

Länge

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Height

Höhe

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Wing area

Flügelfläche

19.88 m2

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

115 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

204 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

390 kg

Maximum glide ratio

Gleitwinkel 23 at 67 km/h

Rate of sink

Sinkrate 0.84 m/s)

Armament

Bewaffnung

none
Capacity Zuladung

1 Passengers

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Serials

Seriennummern

Schweizer LNS-
LNS-1 02979 - 02980 2
LNS-1 04380 - 04389 10
LNS-1 26426 1

Total

13


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